What A View !!

Romance

Soak your cares away in the Hot Tub on the lower level of RiverDance. Relax in front of the magnicent view of the Pisgah National Forest. RiverDance sits on a 300 foot cliff, high above the Big Laurel and the sounds of the river are always present.

Looking for that something special for you and your sweetheart? Look no further, for now you can add a massage in the comforts of your spacious quarters, and a box of chocolates from Crumbs and Cream. Oh, so delicious, and topped with a hint of sea salt. You can further relax by enjoying the warmth of the hot tub, while taking in the beauty of the unique view. A very special treat!

Honeymoons

From Valdosta Ga. I have stayed in several places throughout the United States and Lani has literally been from one ocean to the other, but this was hands-down the best place we have ever stayed at. I cannot express the gratitude we feel for making our honeymoon so amazing.


Just Float Away


One of the newest additions to RiverDance is our connection with three of the best local Massage Therapists and the opening of our own Massage Room. Here you can have the aches and cares of the week erased, or reward yourselves for either a strenuous hike or a job well done. Please ask us and we will be glad to make the arrangements for you. Stay tuned for the rollout of our RiverDance Escape packages coming in June.


RiverDance Massage Room


From the Biltmore House website:

The History of America's Largest Home

Building Biltmore was, at the time, one of the largest undertakings in the history of American residential architecture and the results were astounding. Over a six-year period, an entire community of craftsmen worked to build the country's premier home. The estate boasted its own brick factory, woodworking shop, and a three-mile railway spur for transporting materials to the site.

The celebrated architect Richard Morris Hunt modeled the house on three chateaux built in 16th-century France. It would feature 4 acres of floor space, 250 rooms, 34 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms, and 65 fireplaces. The basement alone would house a swimming pool, gymnasium and changing rooms, bowling alley, servants' quarters, kitchens, and more.

The grounds of the 125,000-acre estate were designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the creator of New York's Central Park and the father of American landscape architecture. He not only developed acres of gardens and parkland, but in his efforts to protect the environment and reclaim over-farmed land, Olmsted established America's first managed forest.

George Vanderbilt officially opened the home to friends and family on Christmas Eve in 1895. He had created a country retreat where he could pursue his passion for art, literature, and horticulture. After marrying the American Edith Stuyvesant Dresser (1873 to 1958) in Paris during the summer of 1898, George and his new bride came to live at the estate. Their only child, Cornelia (1900 to 1976), was born and grew up at Biltmore.


The Biltmore House in Spring

 

Fall pictures and video courtesy of Bruce Kennedy, innerworks productions
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